You may have heard of Sandra Douglass Morgan. But what does she have to do with the Arizona Cardinals?
The Las Vegas Raiders made Morgan the first female president in NFL history last week, and you’re probably wondering what’s the point of bringing this up. It turns out that the Arizona Cardinals are technically involved with this historic move as Morgan’s husband, Don Morgan, played for the Arizona Cardinals.
Granted, Don’s time with the team and the NFL was relatively short, but it’s worth going back and looking into one of the lesser-known members of the 2000s Arizona Cardinals.
Who is Don Morgan, and when did he play for the Arizona Cardinals?
Don Morgan was an undrafted free agent out of Nevada that signed with the Minnesota Vikings in 1999. Morgan would stay in Minnesota until the conclusion of the 2001 NFL season, where he played sparingly as kick and punt returner with some defensive snaps at cornerback sprinkled in.
Morgan left in free agency and signed with the Cardinals before the 2002 season. It may have been a preemptive move after Pat Tillman left to enlist in the Army in May of that year.
In his lone Cardinals season, Morgan hardly saw the field. He had one kick return for 15 yards to go with six combined tackles for when he got in on the defensive side of the ball.
With his wife’s new role in the Raiders’ organization, Don will now be closer to the NFL for the first time in a while. It’s a great move to see diversity at the forefront, and the Raiders have been doing that for a very long time.
Congratulations to the Morgans on an incredible, ground-breaking achievement. We wish you nothing but success in your endeavors! That is unless we’re your matchup that week.